Regulation Directory project - Austria

Legal Jurisdictions


Lawyer Title(s)


Regulator(s) of Admission

Registration is carried out by one of the nine local bar associations. Details can be found through the Federal Bar.



Regulator(s) of Practice

Local bar association. There is one bar association (Rechtsanwaltskammer) in every federal province of Austria. Details of these can be obtained through the website of the Federal Bar (


Disciplinary Authorities

First Instance: Disciplinary Council of the local Bar Association; Second Instance: Supreme Court


Other Bodies involved in Regulation of the Legal Profession

The Bar is an independent, autonomous body with regulatory powers to extend as granted by the law. It is under the surveillance of the Ministry of Justice.


Primary Legislative Source

Rechtsanwaltsordnung (RAO) (Legal Profession Act) 24 June 1996


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